I really enjoyed The Parent Agency by David Baddiel, as you may know from another blog post, so I was very excited to see The Person Controller in the library.
Baddiel’s second book did not disappoint. It was witty, silly and I never got bored. Sometimes the pace in a book can slow down and leave you wanting to dump it and find something else – not this story.
Similar to The Parent Agency, it has loveable main characters, Ellie and Fred, who like other children have some insecurities, (things they done really like about themselves and lack confidence in). The ‘person controller’ helps them change themselves to feel better.
Fred isn’t any good at football, despite his best efforts. Ellie is self concious of the way she looks and bullies manage to hit her right where it hurts. We all have little things which we would like to change about ourselves, whether it be wanting to be better at sports, to be more funny and witty or even just to grow a few inches taller. This book helps show us that we should be proud of our individuality and believe in ourselves. We are all different and that is a good thing!
A great book for all. If you like funny books by authors like David Walliams, Roald Dahl or Anthony Horowitz, then this could be your next read!